[Ontbirds] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 04 Dec 2014
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Gr. White-fr. Goose
Amer. Tree Sparrow
Hotline: Buffalo Bird Report at the Buffalo Museum of Science
To Report: Same
Compiler: David F. Suggs
Coverage: Western New York and adjacent Ontario
Thursday, December 4, 2014
The Buffalo Bird Report is a service provided by your
Buffalo Museum of Science and the Buffalo Ornithological
Society. To contact the Science Museum, call 896-5200. Press
the pound key to report sightings before the end of this
Highlights of reports received November 26 through December
4 from the Niagara Frontier Region.
November 26, at Dunkirk Harbor on Lake Erie, an apparent
CALIFORNIA GULL on the docks.
A species unknown in the region until 1988 - three ROSS'S GEESE at two
locations this week. One ROSS'S GOOSE continues on the beach
at Beaver Island State Park, present November 20 through at
least the 30th. And, two ROSS'S GEESE, November 29, on
Hutton Road at the gypsum ponds in the Genesee County Town
SNOWY OWLS have returned to the region after the major
irruption last winter. Two SNOWY OWLS on the Cambria-
Lockport Townline south of Route 104, and single SNOWY OWLS
on the beach at Wright Park in Dunkirk and on the Buffalo
State College campus, roosted on the theater building on
Rockwell Road. This owl was harassed by a PEREGRINE FALCON;
likely one the pair of PEREGRINE FALCONS residing at the
nearby Richarson Towers.
November 30, two GR. WHITE-FR. GEESE at Ring-necked Marsh in
the Iroquois Refuge. Also a NORTHERN SHRIKE at the marsh.
Another NORTHERN SHRIKE this week at Fort Niagara State
Exceptional feeder reports - during the November snow storm,
an EASTERN MEADOWLARK appeared at a feeder in East Aurora,
and was still present on the 29th. December 1, a ROSE-BR.
GROSBEAK in the Village of Hamburg. Another Hamburg feeder
reported PINE SISKIN, FOX SPARROW and PURPLE FINCH. In the
Town of Evans, on a property adjacent to the Graycliff
Estate, two RED-HEADED WDPKRS. continue from the summer.
Male RED-W. BLACKBIRD at a Grand Island feeder on Baseline
Road. WHITE-CR. SPARROW in Hinsdale, in Cattaraugus County.
And PINE SISKINS at several feeders.
Other reports this week - An unexpected RED-NECKED GREBE at
the Batavia Waste Water Plant. Three CACKLING GEESE among
14 waterfowl species at Dunkirk Harbor. BLACK SCOTER on the
Niagara River off Beaver Island State Park. ROUGH-LEGGED
HAWK on Route 20A in Wales. A DUNLIN on Hutton Road in
Oakfield. And at Tifft Nature Preserve in Buffalo, YELLOW-B.
SAPSUCKER, plus BROWN CREEPER, WINTER WREN, GOLDEN-CR.
KINGLET, AMER. TREE SPARROW and WHITE-THR. SPARROW.
The BOS holiday meeting will be on Wednesday, December 10,
at 7 PM at the Buffalo Museum of Sciece.
The Bird Report will be updated Thursday evening, December
11. Please call in your sightings by noon Thursday. You may
report sightings after the tone. Thank you for calling and
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